It’s a full Saturday, we have a lot to cram into the schedule.

The third Saturday in May is National Learn to Swim Day. And then once you climb out of the pool after giving or taking a swim lesson, head over to the grill, because it’s National Barbecue Day.

National Learn to Swim Day on the third Saturday in May is dedicated to educating parents and children about water safety. Before Memorial Day Weekend and the start of summer, it is an annual opportunity for families to learn the importance and benefits of learning to swim.

There are remarkable benefits to learning to swim. Besides the obvious safety benefit, other benefits include additional fitness opportunities, new social skills, enhanced motor skills in the young, and so on. Observe #LearnToSwimDay by signing up for a lesson. No matter your age, it’s time to take a dip.

And when the swimming’s over, it’s time to eat! Go see if the cook is heating that meat with charcoal, wood or gas, and using unique ingredients like ketchup, mustard and Worcestershire, brown sugar, soy, molasses and a combination of spices that’s likely a secret!

Pork is the original barbecue meat, but beef, chicken, lamb, and other proteins find their way into barbecue. And if they’re ignoring the sides, it’s not a worthy barbecue. The macaroni and cheese, potatoes and baked beans are all staples of barbecue flavors, and not just on #NationalBarbecueDay. May is also National BBQ Month, so get out and have a picnic!

And remember, wait an hour after eating the barbecue to get back into the pool!